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Dec 10, 2013 12:00pm PST
concerned about human rights in cuba. and president obama also made the remarkable statement about how so many people in the world are embracing mandela's legacy but not living up to it. particular leaders around the world depriving their own people of liberty and keeping them in poverty. so, a wide range of emotions, thoughts and feelings, a remarkable day here. >> ron allen, thanks so much for your report. we want to bring in chairman of the special olympics and mandela champion for more than a decade. tim, thanks for being on the program. >> thanks for having me. >> you have a wonderful quote about nelson mandela. south africa's father but belonged to every nation. he really was a father for children with special needs in africa, a place where it's a huge stigma around the continent. talk about what he did for special olympics. we talk about mandela and racial empowerment but he did a lot for special needs children. >> it's true, luke. one of the misses was when we hear him referenced as a person who only thought for racial reconciliation, which we know was very political campai
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 12:00pm PST
president obama, that's never something you want to happen, right? >> that's exactly right. they have an opening. they have to know how to play their hand. but obama has hurt himself. obama care is a big, big problem. when i say i think it's going to survive. i'm not saying that i think everything is wonderful about it and it's moving smoothly. this is a huge problem for him and he has to get over it. >> republicans have a chance, an opening to come up with ideas of their own rather than the party of no. we're also seeing some enrollment leaks on the rumbles on the left of saying, maybe we can move further to the left and actually have a democratic party that's liberal rather than centrist. i think the elizabeth warren for president thing is a little bit far fetched but what do you think of what's happened to obama and obama care in terms of how that might affect this desire for the democratic party to move to the left? >> there's a lot of talk about populism and elizabeth warren. i honestly don't think that that is going to be a big as factor as others do. 2016 is a long way away. but w
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 12:00pm PST
have to tell you, it still looks pretty difficult. >> right. sad times. but getting back to president obama, it's almost a full year, jon, into his re-election and you've been talking about how difficult his presidency has been, specifically over the past year. if you compare it to recent presidents before him, their approval rating at this very same time, president clinton and reagan both doing far better than president obama at this time. george w. bush was slightly lower at 37%. but this is the same president who it seemed could do no wrong when he was re-elected. ari often reminds me that in politics things can move very slow and they can also move very fast. >> only ari knows that? oh. >> and former white house adviser spoke to this on this week last week wanting it to move quickly. let's take a listen. >> people trust this president. i think there's been numbers all over the place. i'm confident in a few months from now those trust numbers are going to come up. i think his approval number will come up. >> that's obviously what every democrat wants. jon, it seems like this is a y
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 12:00pm PST
says. >> picking up on the point of where we go from here on civil rights, do you see disparate impact or housing conditions vulnerable for this court? >> they are extremely vulnerable because the banks hate them. the obama administration has gotten more money through the banks through housing sett settlements through housing zrimts. they've done a number on the banks in terms of going after practices that they see as being discriminatory on the basis of disparate impact, they are trying to tee up another case to make sure john roberts can make disparate impact a thing of the past. >> that's an important point. there are these parties, including big banks which aren't the most popular, trying to get the stuff before the court to make money off a different set of laws. thanks for being here. >> thanks for having me. >> now. is this thing on? innovative approach to getting young people to sign up for obama care. he made his pitch this afternoon. but is anybody listening? cer ] here's a question for you. if every u.s. home replaced one light bulb with a compact fluorescent bulb, th
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 12:00pm PST
program against the apartheid regime was a huge factor. walk us through that. >> that's right. it took a long time to gain motion. it seemed idealistic at the beginning, like many younger obama, i remember taking part myself in the protest on college campuses. and but it gained speed, just because so many people caught onto it. in a sense it was the last really coherent global social protest movement. and of course, it was all rallying around mandela. i can remember very well from those days, free mandela was the great rallying cry as sit-ins and protests were formed on these campuses. so it really in the end had the impact that it was intended to have, not something you can see about most protests. >> indeed. ambassador, the anti-apartheid movement was global and it helped bring people around the globe into the act of campaigning around racism, not as an abstract thing but something concrete to work together to battle in terms of doing a sit-in, doing divestment or if you're a dock worker refusing to unload products that came from south africa. >> absolutely. and we continue to s
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 12:00pm PST
look for that right here. in the meantime, republicans are trying to keep the focus on the website's problems and targeting blue senators in red states reminding mid-term voters that senate dems voted for obama care so blame them for your troubles. as jonathan allen writes, if they aren't aware of the law's upside or can't remember it amid the problems with the rollout, democrats will be holding on to a anchor rather than a buoy which leads us back to the presidential pr pitch and peter alexander outside the white house. you just heard the president's speech. do you think the bully pulpit has lost its power at this point? >> reporter: a lot of people who paid attention to the last couple of months for this white house feel they've heard events not too dissimilar to this multiple times. this is the reboot, 3.0. the white house feels strongly this is the time it's going to work. the president made it pretty clear, krystal, you can make fun of me or kind of give me a hard time or website a hard time but you can't give this law a hard time. what was noticeable was the standing
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